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Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge Review: RTX 2080 Ti performance for everyone

Fast and almost as furious. The NVIDIA RTX 3070 stands to offer RTX 2080 Ti-levels of performance at less than half the latter's MSRP. The Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge brings all the goodness of the Ampere GA104 GPU in a compact 2-slot form factor. In this review, we evaluate the performance of the Zotac RTX 3070 Twin Edge and see if it really lives up to the claim.
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Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge. (Image Source: Zotac)
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge. (Image Source: Zotac)

During NVIDIA's Ampere launch late last year, much was spoken about how the GeForce RTX 3080 enables mainstream 4K gaming while the RTX 3090 looks to supplant the Titan RTX. In the midst of all this excitement, one card that stood out was the GeForce RTX 3070.

The RTX 3070 comes with the promise of offering RTX 2080 Ti levels of performance for less than half the price. The RTX 3070 does not feature GDDR6X memory and has lesser VRAM and memory bandwidth than the RTX 2080 TI. However, the combination of increased CUDA cores, third generation Tensor cores, second generation RT cores, and higher clocks helps bring the RTX 3070 up to speed with Turing's flagship gaming GPU.

The Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge, as the name indicates, is a dual-fan card that is available in both OC and non-OC versions. We have the non-OC Twin Edge with us for review. This card is clocked slightly less than the Founders Edition while offering the same 220 W power envelope.

The OC version, on the other hand, is clocked only about 5 MHz higher. Those who prefer higher boosts out-of-the-box can opt for the Zotac RTX 3070 AMP Holo (240 W) and Super Mini (215 W) cards or take a look at the MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio.

Comparison of the RTX 3070 with other NVIDIA GPUs

Specification RTX 3090 RTX 3080 FE Zotac RTX 3070 Twin Edge RTX 3070 FE Titan RTX RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 RTX 2070 S TITAN X Pascal
Chip GA102 GA102 GA104 GA104 TU102 TU102 TU104 TU104 GP102
FinFET process 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 8 nm 12 nm 12 nm 12 nm 12 nm 16 nm
CUDA cores 10,496 8,704 5,888 5,888 4,608 4,352 2,944 2,560 3,584
Texture units 328 272 184 184 288 272 184 160 224
Tensor cores 328 3rd Gen. 272 3rd Gen. 184 3rd Gen. 184 3rd Gen. 576 2nd Gen. 544 2nd Gen. 368 2nd Gen. 320 2nd Gen.
RT cores 82 68 46 46 72 68 46 40
GPU base clock 1,395 MHz 1,440 MHz 1,500 MHz 1,500 MHz 1,350 MHz 1,350 MHz 1,515 MHz 1,605 MHz 1,417 MHz
GPU boost clock 1,695 MHz 1,710 MHz 1,725 MHz 1,750 MHz 1,770 MHz 1,545 MHz 1,710 MHz 1,770 MHz 1,531 MHz
Memory bus 384-bit 320-bit 256-bit 256-bit 384-bit 352-bit 256-bit 256-bit 384-bit
Memory bandwidth 936 GB/s 760 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 672 GB/s 616 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 480.4 GB/s
Video memory 24 GB GDDR6X 10 GB GDDR6X 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 24 GB GDDR6 11 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 12 GB GDDR5X
Power consumption 350 W 320 W 220 W 220 W 280 W 250 W 215 W 215 W 250 W

A tour of the Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge

The Zotac Gaming RTX 3070 Twin Edge will not exactly turn heads in terms of looks, but it still offers a clean minimalist design. There's no RGB bling, and Zotac Gaming logo only lights-up in white. The card offers two 8-pin power connectors along with four video-out ports comprised of three DisplayPort 1.4a-out and one HDMI 2.1-out.

The dual-8-pin power connectors are placed a bit farther inside from the right edge as is the case with most Zotac cards, so some users may find that their PSU cables are a tad bit short. The good thing is that Zotac provides two 6-pin to 8-pin connectors as accessories, which can be used as a workaround. We found no stability issues in running the card using these cables.

The Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge originally retails for US$619.99 (₹55,000).

Zotac offers a 3-year standard warranty for all RTX 30 cards, which can be extended by an additional two years if the purchase is registered on the Zotac website. However, this warranty policy is applicable only for EMEAI regions.

Buyers in North America (USA and Canada) get a 2-year standard warranty that is extendable by another year if the product is registered on Zotac.com within 30 days of purchase.

GPU-Z does not throw up any surprises as Zotac hasn't tweaked the Founders Edition specifications much. The RTX 3070 Twin Edge offers a base clock of 1,500 MHz and a boost up to 1,725 MHz. Though the TGP of the RTX 3070 is rated at 220 W, it is possible to increase it by 9% to up to 240 W. A good deal of this additional power is fed to the GPU itself as the card lacks RGB and has just two fans.

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The test bench

Our test bench is based on the AMD Ryzen 5000 Zen 3 X570 platform. The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16-core processor offers excellent gaming performance that beats the Intel Core i9-10900K and is our processor of choice for this test. A Corsair iCUE H115i Elite Capellix AIO cooler helped keep this mammoth CPU cool.

We used the MSI Prestige X570 Creation motherboard as the base. The Ryzen 9 5950X was paired with 32 GB (16 GB x2) of G.SKILL Trident Z Neo DDR4-3600 RAM with timings 16-19-19-39. Windows 10 20H2 with the latest cumulative updates (Build 19041.662) was installed on a Gigabyte Aorus NVMe Gen4 1 TB SSD and two Crucial MX500 SATA SSDs of 1 TB each were used to run benchmarks and games.

The entire build was housed in a Corsair iCUE 4000X RGB case with a Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 850 W 80 Plus Gold as the power supply of choice. All testing was done with the case closed to be representative of a normal usage scenario.

We would like to thank AMD for providing the Ryzen 9 5950X and Corsair for the iCUE Elite Capellix cooler and iCUE 4000X case.

We paired the RTX 3070 Twin Edge to a OnePlus U Series 55U1 smart TV running at 4K 60 Hz. Color output was set to full 32-bit RGB in the NVIDIA control panel and Windows desktop scaling was set to 100%.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X CPU
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X CPU
MSI Prestige X570 Creation motherboard. (Image Source: MSI)
MSI Prestige X570 Creation motherboard. (Image Source: MSI)
Gigabyte Aorus NVMe Gen4 SSD. (Image Source: Gigabyte)
Gigabyte Aorus NVMe Gen4 SSD. (Image Source: Gigabyte)
G.SKILL Trident Z Neo DDR4-3600 RAM. (Image Source: G.SKILL)
G.SKILL Trident Z Neo DDR4-3600 RAM. (Image Source: G.SKILL)

Synthetic benchmarks

The Zotac RTX 3070 Twin Edge performs decently in our synthetic benchmark tests. This card ties with the MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X OC in most 3DMark tests as both practically have the same specs (the Ventus is just 25 MHz faster).

We also see that the overall performance is in line with an RTX 2080 Ti and is between 13% and 20% faster than an RTX 2080 Super.

The performance delta between the RTX 3070 and the Titan RTX is significantly narrowed in Unigine Heaven 4.0 and Valley 1.0 benchmarks. However, the Titan RTX is seen to have an advantage in all subsets of the Superposition test.

3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X
49735 Points ∼98% +59%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 3900X
43404 Points ∼86% +39%
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 5900X
42688 Points ∼84% +37%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
40910 Points ∼81% +31%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
37604 Points ∼74% +20%
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X
34722 Points ∼69% +11%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X
32081 Points ∼63% +3%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5950X
31252 Points ∼62%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
31096 Points ∼61% 0%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
31020 Points ∼61% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (20357 - 31252, n=6)
28229 Points ∼56% -10%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X
27075 Points ∼54% -13%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), R7 2700X
25383 Points ∼50% -19%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X
24151 Points ∼48% -23%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X
21970 Points ∼43% -30%
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X
12626 Points ∼94% +57%
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 5900X
12371 Points ∼93% +54%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 3900X
11715 Points ∼88% +46%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
10793 Points ∼81% +34%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
10645 Points ∼80% +32%
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X
8649 Points ∼65% +8%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
8483 Points ∼63% +5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (8043 - 8483, n=4)
8236 Points ∼62% +2%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
8227 Points ∼62% +2%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5950X
8043 Points ∼60%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X
7925 Points ∼59% -1%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X
6500 Points ∼49% -19%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), R7 2700X
5955 Points ∼45% -26%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X
5786 Points ∼43% -28%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X
5175 Points ∼39% -36%
Fire Strike Extreme Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X
25015 Points ∼94% +61%
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 5900X
23114 Points ∼87% +49%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 3900X
22423 Points ∼84% +45%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
20861 Points ∼78% +35%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
20007 Points ∼75% +29%
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X
17176 Points ∼64% +11%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
16196 Points ∼61% +4%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (15503 - 16196, n=4)
15755 Points ∼59% +2%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
15722 Points ∼59% +1%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X
15603 Points ∼59% +1%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5950X
15503 Points ∼58%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X
12968 Points ∼49% -16%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), R7 2700X
12209 Points ∼46% -21%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X
11634 Points ∼44% -25%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X
10481 Points ∼39% -32%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 5900X
19571 Points ∼99% +50%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 3900X
18863 Points ∼96% +45%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
17604 Points ∼89% +35%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X
17603 Points ∼89% +35%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
17467 Points ∼88% +34%
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X
15283 Points ∼77% +17%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X
13744 Points ∼70% +6%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
13579 Points ∼69% +4%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
13111 Points ∼66% +1%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5950X
13024 Points ∼66%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (11043 - 13579, n=6)
12570 Points ∼64% -3%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X
11477 Points ∼58% -12%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X
10094 Points ∼51% -22%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X
8795 Points ∼45% -32%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), R7 2700X
8673 Points ∼44% -33%
Unigine Heaven 4.0 - Extreme Preset DX11
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 5900X
283.5 fps ∼98% +33%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 3900X
272.4 (47.3min - 557.4max) fps ∼94% +27%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
252.5 fps ∼87% +18%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X
247.9 fps ∼85% +16%
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X
237.1 fps ∼82% +11%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
232.6 fps ∼80% +9%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X
215.2 fps ∼74% +1%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5950X
213.7 fps ∼74%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (196 - 214, n=4)
204 fps ∼70% -5%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
203.2 fps ∼70% -5%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
202.5 fps ∼70% -5%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X
175.2 fps ∼60% -18%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X
160.1 fps ∼55% -25%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X
141.7 fps ∼49% -34%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), R7 2700X
132.5 fps ∼46% -38%
Unigine Valley 1.0 - 1920x1080 Extreme HD DirectX AA:x8
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 5900X
196 fps ∼95% +17%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X
190.6 fps ∼93% +13%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 3900X
184.2 (47.3min - 301.5max) fps ∼89% +10%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
181.8 fps ∼88% +8%
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X
180.1 fps ∼87% +7%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
176.2 fps ∼86% +5%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5950X
168.1 fps ∼82%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X
159.4 fps ∼77% -5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (155 - 168, n=4)
159 fps ∼77% -5%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
157 fps ∼76% -7%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
155.1 fps ∼75% -8%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X
120.2 fps ∼58% -28%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X
113.7 fps ∼55% -32%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X
106.9 fps ∼52% -36%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), R7 2700X
106.3 fps ∼52% -37%
Unigine Superposition
1280x720 720p Low
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X
40994 Points ∼87% +4%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5950X
39277 Points ∼83%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X
36452 Points ∼77% -7%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
34602 Points ∼74% -12%
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 5900X
33329 Points ∼71% -15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (27330 - 39277, n=4)
33219 Points ∼71% -15%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
32183 Points ∼68% -18%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
31666 Points ∼67% -19%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
30851 Points ∼66% -21%
1920x1080 1080p High
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 5900X
25953 Points ∼100% +48%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 3900X
23626 (113.62min - 236.69max) Points ∼91% +35%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X
22265 Points ∼86% +27%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
21912 Points ∼84% +25%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
21333 Points ∼82% +22%
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X
20315 Points ∼78% +16%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5950X
17491 Points ∼67%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
17346 Points ∼67% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (17054 - 17491, n=4)
17284 Points ∼67% -1%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
17244 Points ∼66% -1%
1920x1080 1080p Extreme
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 5900X
12694 Points ∼66% +52%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 3900X
11927 (69.49min - 121.03max) Points ∼62% +43%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
10822 Points ∼56% +30%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
10572 Points ∼55% +27%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X
10046 Points ∼52% +21%
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X
9056 Points ∼47% +9%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
8507 Points ∼44% +2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (8276 - 8507, n=4)
8371 Points ∼44% 0%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
8365 Points ∼43% 0%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5950X
8336 Points ∼43%
3840x2160 4k Optimized
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 5900X
16868 Points ∼100% +58%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 3900X
15888 (99.72min - 146.92max) Points ∼94% +48%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
14243 Points ∼84% +33%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
13984 Points ∼83% +31%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X
13471 Points ∼80% +26%
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X
12186 Points ∼72% +14%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
10755 Points ∼64% 0%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5950X
10704 Points ∼63%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
10673 Points ∼63% 0%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (10544 - 10755, n=4)
10669 Points ∼63% 0%
7680x4320 8k Optimized
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 5900X
7521 Points ∼100% +63%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 3900X
6969 (43.54min - 60.14max) Points ∼93% +51%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
6346 Points ∼84% +38%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X
6243 Points ∼83% +36%
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X
5402 Points ∼72% +17%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X
5256 Points ∼70% +14%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
4695 Points ∼62% +2%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X
4639 Points ∼62% +1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (4587 - 4695, n=4)
4631 Points ∼62% +1%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5950X
4602 Points ∼61%
3DMark 11 Performance
36313 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
29648 points
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15360 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
12696 points
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Gaming benchmarks

The Zotac RTX 3070 Twin Edge performs on expected lines when it comes to gaming. The RTX 3070 is well-suited for playing modern AAA titles at 1440p Ultra 60+ fps or 1080p Ultra 100+ fps. 4K gaming is very much as possible as we see most titles hitting the late 40s and early 50s fps marks. Tweaking some of the in-game settings should result in being able to play at 4K 60 fps without greatly affecting visual fidelity.

The card offers 8 GB GDDR6 RAM onboard, which should be adequate for most current games. While the 16 GB of RAM in the AMD Radeon RX 6800 may seem enticing, we didn't run in to any VRAM limitation issues with the RTX 3070 while running our suite of games.

The RTX 3070 Twin Edge manages about 123 fps average in The Witcher 3 1080p Ultra preset. This value does drop a bit occasionally, but the card does manage to offer a fairly consistent performance over time and never goes below 120 fps. This indicates that the card's cooling setup is doing its job well to prevent any throttling.

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Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5950X: Ø123 (120-126)
The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
160 (140min - 184max) fps ∼100% +30%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
160 (138min - 179max) fps ∼100% +30%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
152 (138min - 171max) fps ∼95% +24%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
145 (123min - 154max) fps ∼91% +18%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
135 (118min - 158max) fps ∼84% +10%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
123 (120min, 121P1 - 126max) fps ∼77%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
122 (110min - 138max) fps ∼76% -1%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
121 (112min - 134max) fps ∼76% -2%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
109 (81min - 123max) fps ∼68% -11%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (52.8 - 123, n=6)
102 fps ∼64% -17%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
97 (83min - 109max) fps ∼61% -21%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
92 (79min - 99max) fps ∼58% -25%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
79 (67min - 89max) fps ∼49% -36%
3840x2160 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
128 (117min - 138max) fps ∼100% +43%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
115 (107min - 124max) fps ∼90% +28%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
114 (106min - 122max) fps ∼89% +27%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
110 (97min - 117max) fps ∼86% +23%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
96 (87min - 109max) fps ∼75% +7%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
90.9 (84min - 101max) fps ∼71% +1%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
89.6 (81min, 81P1 - 96max) fps ∼70%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
88.2 (82min - 97max) fps ∼69% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (84 - 90.9, n=4)
88.2 fps ∼69% -2%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
79 (71min - 87max) fps ∼62% -12%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
68 (61min - 74max) fps ∼53% -24%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
57 (51min - 62max) fps ∼45% -36%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
52.1 (47min - 57max) fps ∼41% -42%
3840x2160 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
85.7 (80min - 93max) fps ∼100% +45%
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
85.4 (79min - 92max) fps ∼100% +45%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
78 (72min - 83max) fps ∼91% +32%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
65 (59min - 71max) fps ∼76% +10%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
60.3 (55min - 67max) fps ∼70% +2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (59 - 60.3, n=2)
59.7 fps ∼70% +1%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
59 (53min, 53.59P1 - 64max) fps ∼69%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
55.2 (49min - 61max) fps ∼64% -6%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
46.3 (41min - 50max) fps ∼54% -22%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
39.7 (35min - 43max) fps ∼46% -33%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
38.4 (32min - 42max) fps ∼45% -35%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
194 fps ∼100% +29%
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
188 fps ∼97% +25%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
185 fps ∼95% +23%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
177 fps ∼91% +18%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
160 fps ∼82% +7%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
150 fps ∼77%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (138 - 160, n=3)
149 fps ∼77% -1%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
145 fps ∼75% -3%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
145 fps ∼75% -3%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
145 fps ∼75% -3%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
138 fps ∼71% -8%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
130 fps ∼67% -13%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
110 fps ∼57% -27%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
110 fps ∼57% -27%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
104 fps ∼54% -31%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
96 fps ∼49% -36%
2560x1440 Highest Preset AA:T
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
162 fps ∼100% +42%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
152 fps ∼94% +33%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
148 fps ∼91% +30%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
147 fps ∼91% +29%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
137 fps ∼85% +20%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
116 fps ∼72% +2%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
114 fps ∼70%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (108 - 116, n=3)
113 fps ∼70% -1%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
108 fps ∼67% -5%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
108 fps ∼67% -5%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
91 fps ∼56% -20%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
81 fps ∼50% -29%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
76 fps ∼47% -33%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
69 fps ∼43% -39%
3840x2160 Highest Preset AA:T
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
95.6 fps ∼100% +54%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
89.3 fps ∼93% +44%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
87.9 fps ∼92% +42%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
83.9 fps ∼88% +35%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
79.6 fps ∼83% +28%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
63.5 fps ∼66% +2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (61 - 63.5, n=3)
62.2 fps ∼65% 0%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
62 fps ∼65%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
61 fps ∼64% -2%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
60 fps ∼63% -3%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
49 fps ∼51% -21%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
43 fps ∼45% -31%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
38 fps ∼40% -39%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
36 fps ∼38% -42%
Borderlands 3
2560x1440 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
117 fps ∼100% +48%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
109 fps ∼93% +38%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
103 fps ∼88% +30%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
95.7 fps ∼82% +21%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
93.6 fps ∼80% +18%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
79 fps ∼68%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
78 fps ∼67% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (75.1 - 79, n=4)
76.4 fps ∼65% -3%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
75.9 fps ∼65% -4%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
75.1 fps ∼64% -5%
3840x2160 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
73.4 fps ∼100% +65%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
71.5 fps ∼97% +61%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
61.9 fps ∼84% +39%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
61.5 fps ∼84% +38%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
53.6 fps ∼73% +20%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
44.5 fps ∼61%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
44.2 fps ∼60% -1%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
43.8 fps ∼60% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (42.7 - 44.5, n=4)
43.8 fps ∼60% -2%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
43.6 fps ∼59% -2%
1920x1080 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
135 fps ∼100% +30%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
128 fps ∼95% +23%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
120 fps ∼89% +15%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
117 fps ∼87% +13%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
117 fps ∼87% +13%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
104 fps ∼77%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
101.3 fps ∼75% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (95.3 - 104, n=4)
98.5 fps ∼73% -5%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
95.8 fps ∼71% -8%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
95.3 fps ∼71% -8%
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War
1920x1080 Highest Settings
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
161 (59.8min, 96.1P0.1, 111P1 - 312max) fps ∼100% +34%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
144 (58.7min, 90.7P0.1, 105P1 - 365max) fps ∼89% +20%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
127 (21.9min, 24.4P0.1, 83.5P1 - 285max) fps ∼79% +6%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
122 (45min, 57.3P0.1, 67.9P1 - 301max) fps ∼76% +2%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
120 (49.7min, 76.4P0.1, 85.7P1 - 245max) fps ∼75%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (95.7 - 122, n=3)
113 fps ∼70% -6%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
95.7 (21.6min, 37.6P0.1, 58P1 - 166max) fps ∼59% -20%
2560x1440 Highest Settings
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
122 (54.5min, 84.4P0.1, 93.9P1 - 258max) fps ∼100% +36%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
107 (43.6min, 54P0.1, 62.7P1 - 272max) fps ∼88% +20%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
104 (19.1min, 20.4P0.1, 77.7P1 - 258max) fps ∼85% +16%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (83 - 107, n=3)
93.2 fps ∼76% +4%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
89.5 (40.5min, 65.1P0.1, 70.3P1 - 219max) fps ∼73%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
83 (22.7min, 30P0.1, 52.1P1 - 158max) fps ∼68% -7%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
80.4 (16.5min, 31.8P0.1, 64.3P1 - 285max) fps ∼66% -10%
3840x2160 Highest Settings
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
76.1 (42.1min, 58.7P0.1, 61.9P1 - 221max) fps ∼100% +74%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
74 (32.6min, 43.5P0.1, 50.6P1 - 270max) fps ∼97% +69%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
65.6 (13.8min, 17.5P0.1, 51.4P1 - 229max) fps ∼86% +50%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
64 (10.8min, 11.6P0.1, 50.8P1 - 159max) fps ∼84% +46%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (43.8 - 74, n=3)
56 fps ∼74% +28%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
50.2 (16.1min, 25.6P0.1, 36.1P1 - 146max) fps ∼66% +15%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
43.8 (16.7min, 17.4P0.1, 33.8P1 - 80.3max) fps ∼58%
1920x1080 Highest Settings + Ultra Ray Tracing
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
88.3 (22.4min, 29.5P0.1, 44.8P1 - 267max) fps ∼100% +26%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
81.9 (17.3min, 30.1P0.1, 42.6P1 - 248max) fps ∼93% +17%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
70.1 (23.8min, 27.5P0.1, 42.6P1 - 217max) fps ∼79%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
68.5 (19.1min, 22.3P0.1, 30.4P1 - 229max) fps ∼78% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (49.8 - 70.1, n=3)
62.8 fps ∼71% -10%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
49.8 (8.39min, 9.64P0.1, 25.1P1 - 146max) fps ∼56% -29%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
21.8 (8.8min, 9.61P0.1, 16.2P1 - 49.5max) fps ∼25% -69%
Watch Dogs Legion
1920x1080 Ultra Preset + Ultra Ray Tracing (DX12)
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
78.2 (53.58min, 63.39P1 - 115.63max) fps ∼100% +51%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
71.4 (47.71min, 55.63P1 - 113.42max) fps ∼91% +38%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
71.3 (24.22min, 56.02P1 - 112.08max) fps ∼91% +38%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
70.9 (37.64min, 58.05P1 - 113.63max) fps ∼91% +37%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
54.3 (18.74min, 40.53P1 - 81.06max) fps ∼69% +5%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
53.2 (13.35min, 28.3P1 - 83.71max) fps ∼68% +3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (51.7 - 54.3, n=3)
53.1 fps ∼68% +3%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
51.7 (15.03min, 25.28P1 - 71.97max) fps ∼66%
3840x2160 Ultra Preset (DX12)
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
60.3 (34.68min, 51.05P1 - 78.14max) fps ∼100% +55%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
54.1 (24.72min, 44.97P1 - 114.7max) fps ∼90% +39%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
53.5 (33.98min, 42.85P1 - 79.6max) fps ∼89% +38%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
49.3 (32.85min, 41.54P1 - 76.12max) fps ∼82% +27%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
39.2 (17.54min, 27.54P1 - 81.17max) fps ∼65% +1%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
38.9 (22.74min, 31.31P1 - 54.01max) fps ∼65%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (37 - 39.2, n=3)
38.4 fps ∼64% -1%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
37 (17.44min, 25.32P1 - 81.3max) fps ∼61% -5%
2560x1440 Ultra Preset (DX12)
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
89.7 (59.87min, 73.02P1 - 132.92max) fps ∼100% +37%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
84.5 (58.88min, 69.45P1 - 137.16max) fps ∼94% +29%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
81.6 (44.31min, 65.35P1 - 139.28max) fps ∼91% +25%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
81.1 (46.24min, 61.45P1 - 140.66max) fps ∼90% +24%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
66.3 (41min, 50.81P1 - 116.42max) fps ∼74% +2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (65.3 - 66.3, n=3)
65.8 fps ∼73% +1%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
65.7 (25.01min, 51.86P1 - 96.9max) fps ∼73% +1%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
65.3 (41.29min, 53.17P1 - 88.97max) fps ∼73%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset (DX12)
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
112 (75.12min, 87.97P1 - 181.69max) fps ∼100% +32%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
103 (55.63min, 83.65P1 - 156.57max) fps ∼92% +21%
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
103 (30.26min, 75.96P1 - 155.81max) fps ∼92% +21%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
99.3 (13.98min, 73.29P1 - 167.32max) fps ∼89% +17%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
86 (37.65min, 66.32P1 - 130.48max) fps ∼77% +1%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
84.9 (55.86min, 67.74P1 - 127.49max) fps ∼76%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (79 - 86, n=3)
83.3 fps ∼74% -2%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
79 (42.91min, 56.59P1 - 121.27max) fps ∼71% -7%
Metro Exodus
1920x1080 Ultra Quality DXR AF:16x
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
116 (59.68min - 166.06max) fps ∼100% +41%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
102 (54.36min - 150.53max) fps ∼88% +24%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
91.5 (51.03min - 134.52max) fps ∼79% +11%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
87.8 (55.41min - 116.04max) fps ∼76% +7%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
85.5 (52.71min - 120.38max) fps ∼74% +4%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
82.1 (47.4min - 134.03max) fps ∼71%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (80.4 - 82.1, n=4)
81.3 fps ∼70% -1%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
80.4 (43.5min - 124.3max) fps ∼69% -2%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
80.4 (44.72min - 124.72max) fps ∼69% -2%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
78.6 (43min - 115max) fps ∼68% -4%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
65 (37.62min - 97.62max) fps ∼56% -21%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
57.5 (34min - 85max) fps ∼50% -30%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
50.1 (30min - 72max) fps ∼43% -39%
3840x2160 Ultra Quality AF:16x
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
76.3 (45.25min - 131.44max) fps ∼100% +58%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
71.7 (40.9min - 110.8max) fps ∼94% +48%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
65.9 (38.48min - 122.03max) fps ∼86% +36%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
64.1 (36.54min - 108.57max) fps ∼84% +33%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
56.3 (40.14min - 64.28max) fps ∼74% +17%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
49.1 (30.24min - 89.89max) fps ∼64% +2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (48.3 - 49.1, n=4)
48.8 fps ∼64% +1%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
48.6 (29.82min - 99.64max) fps ∼64% +1%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
48.3 (29.65min - 105.2max) fps ∼63%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
47.5 (31min - 69max) fps ∼62% -2%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
40 (25.84min - 59.35max) fps ∼52% -17%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
35 (23min - 51max) fps ∼46% -28%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
29.7 (20min - 42max) fps ∼39% -39%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
29.6 (20.7min - 36.64max) fps ∼39% -39%
2560x1440 Ultra Quality AF:16x
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
112 (58.69min - 182.42max) fps ∼100% +49%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
102 (61.16min - 146.03max) fps ∼91% +35%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
97.4 (51.56min - 162.47max) fps ∼87% +29%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
94.6 (55.44min - 143.68max) fps ∼84% +25%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
92.2 (46.62min - 155.93max) fps ∼82% +22%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
75.4 (39.91min - 127.26max) fps ∼67%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (74.4 - 76.1, n=4)
75.2 fps ∼67% 0%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
74.8 (41.41min - 120.5max) fps ∼67% -1%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
74.4 (38.95min - 129.85max) fps ∼66% -1%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
71.9 (40min - 108max) fps ∼64% -5%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
61 (35.51min - 95.82max) fps ∼54% -19%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
54.5 (31.85min - 78.06max) fps ∼49% -28%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
54.3 (32min - 83max) fps ∼48% -28%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
46.5 (28min - 69max) fps ∼42% -38%
1920x1080 Ultra Quality AF:16x
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
132 (72.24min - 199.88max) fps ∼100% +41%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
116 (56.76min - 185.19max) fps ∼88% +24%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
115 (64.52min - 181.92max) fps ∼87% +23%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
111 (57.16min - 183.25max) fps ∼84% +19%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
108 (64.8min - 150.67max) fps ∼82% +15%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
93.7 (46.52min - 161.6max) fps ∼71% 0%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
93.6 (45.01min - 161.08max) fps ∼71%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (91.3 - 93.7, n=4)
92.9 fps ∼70% -1%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
91.3 (46.36min - 152.74max) fps ∼69% -2%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
89.7 (46min - 140max) fps ∼68% -4%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
76 (38.54min - 122.4max) fps ∼58% -19%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
67.8 (36min - 110max) fps ∼51% -28%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
61 (36.09min - 86.1max) fps ∼46% -35%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
58.9 (32min - 92max) fps ∼45% -37%
low med. high ultraQHD4K
The Witcher 3 (2015) 548 449 244 123 89.6 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 165 161 157 150 114 62 fps
Assassin´s Creed Odyssey (2018) 149 125 107 81 68 48 fps
Metro Exodus (2019) 197 154 118 93.6 75.4 48.3 fps
Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019) 371.5 206.4 136 103.5 67.5 33.1 fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 169 150 126 104 79 44.5 fps
Red Dead Redemption 2 (2019) 175 160 118 77.9 63.2 42.6 fps
Doom Eternal (2020) 547 358 322 311 244 136 fps
Gears Tactics (2020) 342.6 204.9 150.8 136.2 98.2 53.5 fps
Watch Dogs Legion (2020) 129 127 113 84.9 65.3 38.9 fps
Assassin´s Creed Valhalla (2020) 130 100 85 77 65 43 fps
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War (2020) 239 146 124 120 89.5 43.8 fps
Immortals Fenyx Rising (2020) 148 109 96 88 76 54 fps
Cyberpunk 2077 (2020) 125 108 93.1 80.6 53.7 26.6 fps

Emissions

The RTX 3070 is not exactly a conservative GPU when it comes to heat output or power consumption. Zotac, however, does employ a few tricks such as clocking the GPU slightly lower, implementing an improved IceStorm 2.0 cooling system, and using a metal backplate for better heat dissipation.

The stock 220 W TGP can be increased by 9% to 240 W to allow for boosts up to 1,785 MHz bringing it about 45 MHz slower than out-of-the-box OC of the MSI RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio.

We used the FurMark stress test at both 100% and 109% power targets to determine temperature and noise levels. Total system power consumption was checked while stressing with FurMark and The Witcher 3 at 1080p Ultra preset at both the power targets.

FurMark stress at 100% power target
FurMark stress at 100% power target
FurMark stress at 109% power target
FurMark stress at 109% power target

Temperature

Zotac RTX 3070 Twin Edge heat map.
Zotac RTX 3070 Twin Edge heat map.

The RTX 3070 Twin Edge seems to be a relatively cool customer thanks to the dual 11-blade fans, which Zotac says increases the airflow by 10% more than the previous generation. However, this also means that the fans can get considerably loud as seen in our noise testing below.

The GPU core heats up to 77 °C under full load at the default 220 W TGP. Increasing the TGP to 240 W makes the core run hotter at 81 °C.

We found the surface temperature hitting a maximum of 68.3 °C near the GPU area when under stress while regions away from the center stay relatively cool at about 45 °C as seen in our heat map.

Idling temperatures range between 48 °C and 53 °C during which time the fans are completely turned off.

Power consumption

Our test bench idles at about 115 W with all RGB lighting turned off and a total of five fans (three Corsair SP 120 mm case fans and two Corsair ML 120 radiator fans) and the Elite Capellix pump running in a Balanced profile.

We observed an average total system power consumption of 375 W while running FurMark at the default 100% power target (PT). This is about 6% lower than an RTX 2080 Ti and on par with an RTX 2080 Super. Increasing the PT to 109% results in a 5% higher power consumption at 393 W.

The RTX 3070 Twin Edge draws slightly higher power compared to the MSI RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio in The Witcher 3 at 1080p Ultra preset but is still somewhat economical compared to the RTX 2080 Ti and the Titan RTX.

System power consumption - Idle
System power consumption - Idle
System power consumption - FurMark at 100% PT
System power consumption - FurMark at 100% PT
System power consumption - FurMark at 109% PT
System power consumption - FurMark at 109% PT
System power consumption - The Witcher 3 1080p Ultra preset
System power consumption - The Witcher 3 1080p Ultra preset
Power Consumption
1920x1080 The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor)
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 5900X (Idle: 105.9 W)
597.23 (577min - 618max) Watt * ∼100% -47%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X (Idle: 99.5 W)
505.16 (389min - 543max) Watt * ∼85% -24%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X (Idle: 88.3 W)
505 (389min - 543max) Watt * ∼85% -24%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X (Idle: 103 W)
498.31 (487min - 523max) Watt * ∼83% -23%
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X (Idle: 78.1 W)
439.6 (419min - 497max) Watt * ∼74% -8%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X (Idle: 100.5 W)
438.8 (431min - 463max) Watt * ∼73% -8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (Idle: 316 - 550, n=4 W)
417 Watt * ∼70% -3%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5950X (Idle: 114.96 W)
406 (397min, 399P1 - 421max) Watt * ∼68%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X (Idle: 95.1 W)
394.5 (381min - 430max) Watt * ∼66% +3%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X (Idle: 78.87 W)
382.79 (360min - 410max) Watt * ∼64% +6%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), R7 2700X (Idle: 69.8 W)
348.71 (341min - 359max) Watt * ∼58% +14%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X (96.8 fps, Idle: 80.5 W)
344.7 (335min - 370max) Watt * ∼58% +15%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X (Idle: 91.46 W)
316.48 (309min - 329max) Watt * ∼53% +22%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X (82.7 fps, Idle: 77.12 W)
298.2 (293min - 322max) Watt * ∼50% +27%
1280x720 FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test (external Monitor)
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 5900X (Idle: 105.9 W)
550.91 (521min - 582max) Watt * ∼100% -40%
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 ROG STRIX OC GAMING
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X (Idle: 88.3 W)
504.5 (493min - 541max) Watt * ∼92% -28%
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, R9 5900X (Idle: 103 W)
492 (485min - 514max) Watt * ∼89% -25%
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, R9 5950X (Idle: 99.5 W)
447.92 (413min - 484max) Watt * ∼81% -14%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), R9 3900X (Idle: 100.5 W)
400.8 (354min - 432max) Watt * ∼73% -2%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5950X (109% PT, Idle: 114.96 W)
393 (384min, 385P1 - 406max) Watt * ∼71%
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5950X (100% PT, Idle: 114.96 W)
375 (365min, 366P1 - 421max) Watt * ∼68% +5%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X (Idle: 95.1 W)
376.9 (369min - 433max) Watt * ∼68% +4%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X (Idle: 78.87 W)
376.76 (331min - 409max) Watt * ∼68% +4%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  (Idle: 326 - 393, n=5 W)
362 Watt * ∼66% +8%
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, R9 5900X (Idle: 91.46 W)
336.58 (330min - 365max) Watt * ∼61% +14%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), R7 2700X (239 fps, Idle: 69.8 W)
326.56 (313min - 351max) Watt * ∼59% +17%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X (283 fps, Idle: 80.5 W)
326 (315min - 348max) Watt * ∼59% +17%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop), R7 2700X (237 fps, Idle: 77.12 W)
281.4 (275min - 321max) Watt * ∼51% +28%

* ... smaller is better

Noise levels

At idle, the Zotac RTX 3070 Twin Edge is a silent card and the sound pressure level (SPL) is more or less equal to the ambient value of 29.71 dB(A) at a distance of 20 cm from the case. However, things start to get loud under stress. After stressing the card using FurMark for about 30 minutes, we observed the fan SPL levels to cross the 50 db(A) mark. This is likely due to the presence of just two fans that work hard to keep temperatures under check and the compact form factor of the card.

Users may still be able to fine-tune the noise levels by manually adjusting the fan curves, but we recommend a good set of headphones to drown out the noise while gaming at maxed-out settings.

Noise levels - Idle with case fans off
Noise levels - Idle with case fans off
Noise levels - FurMark stress with case fans off
Noise levels - FurMark stress with case fans off

Pros

+ Compact 2-slot form factor
+ Good construction
+ 2x 6-pin to 8-pin adapters included
+ Metal backplate
+ Dual 11-blade fans
+ Complete fan-stop in idle
+ Performance on par with RTX 2080 Ti
+ Ray tracing and DLSS 2.0 functionality in compatible games
+ Option to increase the TGP to 240 W
+ Surface temperatures less than 70 °C under load
+ 3+2 years warranty in select regions

Cons

- Plastic shroud could be firmer
- Zotac logo only glows in white
- Clocked slightly lower than Founders Edition
- High noise levels under load
- 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM may not be future-proof
- Very limited stocks
- Inflated pricing

Verdict

Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge. Review unit courtesy of Zotac India.
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge. Review unit courtesy of Zotac India.

The Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge is well made with no sharp edges though the plastic shroud could be a bit more firm. The card occupies minimal space and will fit in most cases with ease. The metal backplate is a welcome addition in aiding proper heat dissipation.

RGB connoisseurs will be disappointed that the Twin Edge offers only static white lighting for the Zotac logo. In combination with a five-copper heatpipe array, the dual 11-blade fans help keep the thermals under check. However, these fans can get perceivably loud under load, which can be unpleasant in a quiet environment.

The Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge ticks all the right boxes for anyone looking at a viable add-in board (AiB) RTX 3070 offering. The performance is enviously close to or sometimes even marginally better than an RTX 2080 Ti, but there is definitely room for further optimizing power consumption and fan noise levels.

The Zotac RTX 3070 Twin Edge performs on par with the RTX 2080 Ti in both synthetic and gaming benchmarks while consuming less power. Zotac allows adding a further 20 W to the TGP, which further boosts the clocks by 60 MHz while increasing the power consumption by about 5%.

Our main gripe with the Zotac RTX 3070 Twin Edge is the current retail pricing. NVIDIA's MSRP for the RTX 3070 is US$499 while the RTX 3070 Twin Edge originally retails for US$620. However, current demand and supply constraints mean that the RTX 3070 Twin Edge is exorbitantly priced at US$950 on Amazon. Unless you have an absolutely pressing need, we suggest keeping a tab on the prices until they drop down to more reasonable levels.

Price and availability

The Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge can be bought on several online stores including the Zotac Store, Amazon, and Newegg. Newegg currently offers the RTX 3070 Twin Edge for US$649.99 and the Twin Edge OC for US$694.99. Unsurprisingly, the card is listed as out of stock at the time of publication.

The RTX 3070 Twin Edge is currently in stock on Amazon for US$949.99. It is a significantly steep markup that diminishes the value proposition of this card compared to the RTX 2080 Ti.

Limited stocks are also available on Walmart for a RTX 3070 Twin Edge OC White Edition that is retailing for US$899 at the time of publication.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2021-01-29 (Update: 2021-01-29)